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7,320 Points

UX design advice on two actions in iOS table view row - finish and delete


I'm making an iPhone app where a table view takes up the bottom half of a view. I can currently add them via the Add button on the navigation controller bar, and delete them with a swipe to the left. I also need to implement UI to make an item which a cell represents "completed" or "finished". What would be a better approach to do it for good and easily understandable UX?

I have thought of

  • Swiping left to delete, swiping right to complete like in Clear - but since the cells aren't supposed to be completed/finished as often as to-do list items - it might be unclear to the user that you actually have to swipe the rows. I would include it in a small first-launch tutorial but concerned that that action might be forgotten. Am I rightfully concerned or should I go with it?
  • Swiping left to complete, swiping left again to delete - seems confusing again but I'm kind of favouring this option
  • Add a button to complete - but honestly have no idea where to put it.

What do you think about the above options and would you suggest any new ones?

1 Answer

Misha Shaposhnikov
Misha Shaposhnikov
8,718 Points

Personally, I like the swipe left = delete and swipe right = completed. Using left both times can lead to accidental deleting and the button would take up too much space as a dedicated view for its simple functionality.